Gujarat Giants lost to Bengaluru Bulls 29-49 in the 134th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Bengaluru Bulls was Pawan Kumar Sehrawat. He was ably supported by Chandran Ranjit. Rakesh Sangroya's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach Randhir Singh will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to Semifinals, where they will be up against Dabang Delhi K C. Gujarat Giants has to say good bye to this season of PKL as the loss lead to their elimination from the league.
Bengaluru Bulls were dominant in the raiding department scoring 24 points to Gujarat Giants's 20. When it came to tackling Bengaluru Bulls scored 16 points to Gujarat Giants's 5 points. Bengaluru Bulls cleaned up the opposition into 3 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Bengaluru Bulls was Mahender Singh staying on the mat for 95% of the raids and scoring 5 points.
Bengaluru Bulls led right from the word go with their lead going as high as 10 points in the 28th raid. At half-time, they led by 7 and easily wrapped up the match with a score difference of 20. As a result, Bengaluru Bulls took home 5 points from the match without sparing a single point to their opponents.
Bengaluru Bulls were simply superior in the raiding department led by Pawan Kumar Sehrawat
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored 12 raid points and he was supported by Chandran Ranjit with 7 points. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat kept picking points to keep the Gujarat Giants at bay.
Rakesh Sangroya delivered for the Gujarat Giants with 8 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Bengaluru Bulls. Gujarat Giants scored a total of 20 raid points and their raiders were tackled 18 times.
Last minute all-out drowned Gujarat Giants
In the 72nd raid, Gujarat Giants conceded an all-out as Pawan Kumar Sehrawat taking out Parvesh Bhainswal who was the last man standing. This just widened the gap from which Gujarat Giants never recovered.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||GJ 0 - 1 BB||Ajay Kumar (GJ)||TAKEN OUT! Aman strikes once again and it's the big man Ajay who's taken out.|
|Raid 16||GJ 5 - 9 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat muscles his way past Hadi and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 17||GJ 7 - 9 BB||Mahendra Ganesh Rajput (GJ)||Mahendra muscles his way past Bharat Naresh and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 18||GJ 7 - 11 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat gets the better of Girish Ernak.|
|Raid 27||GJ 10 - 19 BB||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Saurabh Nandal, Bharat Naresh, Aman, Mahender Singh, Mayur Jagannath trap raider Pradeep Kumar, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 31||GJ 13 - 21 BB||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||This just isn't working for Aman, Mayur Jagannath. He tries to be clever but it backfires as Rakesh Sangroya gets an easy touch off him and gets the point.|
|Raid 37||GJ 16 - 22 BB||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Pradeep Kumar gets another raid point as he takes out Saurabh Nandal, Aman.|
|Raid 38||GJ 17 - 22 BB||Chandran Ranjit (BB)||Chandran Ranjit tackled by defense.|
|Raid 39||GJ 17 - 24 BB||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||SUPER TACKLE! Mahender Singh, Jaideep makes a fantastic tackle on Rakesh Sangroya|
|Raid 43||GJ 19 - 27 BB||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Pradeep Kumar tries to wriggle out of the centre, but is stopped by Mahender Singh, Bharat Naresh. Super Tackle!|
|Raid 44||GJ 19 - 31 BB||Bharat Naresh (BB)||Super Raid! Bharat Naresh picks up 4 points on a raid.|
|Raid 47||GJ 21 - 35 BB||Hadi Oshtorak (GJ)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Hadi out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 55||GJ 25 - 38 BB||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Rakesh Sangroya has out-muscled his way past Mahender Singh and has got a bonus point too!|
|Raid 64||GJ 28 - 42 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Super Tackle for Gujarat Giants. Pawan K Sehrawat tries to leap over P Bhainswal, Girish Ernak, Hadi, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 71||GJ 28 - 45 BB||Girish Maruti Ernak (GJ)||Girish Ernak tackled by defense.|
|Raid 72||GJ 28 - 48 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat eliminates P Bhainswal with a Hand Touch.|
|Raid 78||GJ 29 - 49 BB||Bharat Naresh (BB)||Bharat Naresh tackled by defense.|